Andrew Blanch is one of Australia’s leading and most active young instrumentalists. He made his solo recital debut at the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room in 2017 to a sold out audience and critical acclaim, and has performed in Italy, Spain, Croatia, the United Kingdom, Holland, and New Zealand among other places.
Andrew’s debut solo project Spanish Guitar Music receives regular airplay on ABC Classic. It was released to international critical acclaim with Soundboard Magazine (USA) calling it “one of the best debut albums I’ve ever heard” and Classics Today (USA) noting that “anyone looking for an extremely enjoyable Spanish Guitar collection could hardly ask for more.”
Andrew has performed a number of concertos with orchestra, including: Nigel Westlake’s Antarctica Suite (under the composer’s baton, with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra); Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez (in a competition final in San Francisco); and David Eres Brun’s In nobilem memoriam in Quartell and Valencia, Spain, as part of the Festival Internacional de guitarra Maestro Joaquín Rodrigo and the Ciclo de Conciertos Memorial Gaspar Sanz.
Andrew graduated with First Class Honours from the Australian National University under Timothy Kain. He has won over ten major competition prizes including First Place in the Adelaide International Guitar Competition (2019), Melbourne International Guitar Competition (2016) and the Whitworth-Roach Classical Music Competition (2015), and Third Place in the Maurizio Biasini International Guitar Competition held in San Francisco (2016). www.andrewblanch.com